Hearts women

Olid: Sticking to our principles is key

09 March 2024

Hearts Women manager Eva Olid admits there has been a high standard in training this week, as Hearts prepare to take on Partick Thistle in a Scottish Cup quarter-final.


The Jambos have come out on top in both league meetings between the sides this season, but on a tight Petershill pitch, Olid is expecting a battle as both sides dream of reaching Hampden.


Speaking to the Official Hearts Website, she said:


“It is always difficult when we play away to Partick. You could see that in the last match, it was very tight, up until the sending off. So, it will be a difficult challenge, but one we are all looking forward to, with the chance to be at Hampden in a semi-final, a fantastic reward for the winners.


“That drives standards and creates and creates an intensity in training, which we love, but we want to treat it like any other game. Our preparation is the same, our analysis is still the same, we want to build the game up just like we did for our last league fixture, so hopefully on Sunday, we can have a good performance and a good result.”


With a cup final of their own to look forward to, the Jags have enjoyed a successful season of their own and whilst acknowledging their threats, Olid is hopeful that her side can stick to their principles and progress to the semi-finals.


“Partick have had a fantastic season,” she added. “They are so difficult to play against and breakdown. Their work rate is fantastic, but from our point of view, the message is always the same from ourselves, we want to stick to our philosophy and style of play and hopefully that will see us through.”